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Rocky

Aged 6
Joined August 2016

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Was read to me 17th February '19

Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale: World Book Day 2019
Author: Lauren Child
We absolutely loved this book! It is the story of Hubert Huratio who is a very clever baby with very irresponsible parents! They are so irresponsible that they leave him behind when they rush off to a shop to buy a SOS whistle for Hubert, to keep him safe!

This book is gloriously surreal with wonderfully wacky illustrations. It was a delight to read and made my daughters squeal with laughter. Fittingly for a World Book Day book, it introduced them to words they hadn't come across yet and has helped increase their vocabulary. Highly recommended!

I read this book 12th February '19

The Dragonsitter in the Land of the Dragons
Author: Josh Lacey Illustrator: Garry Parsons
This is a story about a boy called Edward who goes to Mongolia with his uncle Morton,  without telling his mum! The book is a series of emails between Edward and his mum, detailing all his exciting adventures. 

Evie has just started reading chapter books independently and read this book to me over four evenings. She needed help with some of the words but it was a perfect length for her. She found it very funny and didn't want to put it down when it was time for bed. 

Was read to me 13th January '19

Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips
Author: Kes Gray
My daughter has recently got to grips with reading and has moved on from Biff and Chip type books to proper chapter books. She got this as a gift for Christmas and was very excited to read it as she loves the Daisy picture books, and thankfully, it didn't let her down! 

The characters in the book are all very engaging and she loved reading about all the crazy things they got up to on their school trip. It is a perfect book for children beginning to read by themselves with confidence. She still likes reading aloud so read it to me over the course of about a week. 

It's her birthday in the next couple of weeks and she has requested more Daisy books as her birthday present! 

Was read to me 9th December '18

Tooth Fairy's Christmas
Authors: Peter Bently , Garry Parsons
It's Christmas Eve and a little boy has lost his tooth so the Tooth Fairy has to go out in the cold and wind. The weather is so bad that she gets loat, but luckily for her Father Christmas comes to her rescue.

My five year old twins really enjoyed this book. A few of the rhymes were a little clunky and didn't scan that well, but overall it was a fun book to share at Christmas time.

Was read to me 6th April '18

Cake
Authors: Sue Hendra , Paul Linnet
This is such a brilliant book! The illustrations are fabulous - so vibrant and fun to look at. It is extremely well written with an hilarious surprise twist that really made my daughters laugh. An absolutely perfect picture book.